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a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

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Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


What’s been going on with my hands… a known side effect of the type of chemotherapy I was on last year. It's called peripheral neuropathy and affects hands and feet. Symptoms very from numbness to tingling, hypersensitivity to cold, swelling, pain, prickling, and some impairment of motor function....

Got my second shot.

This one is a doozy---not too bad, if you want to hibernate like a bear for 3 days. And maybe a little worse if you have neuropathy from chemotherapy. My hands and feet reacted somewhat painfully, but that was ok, it only lasted while I was too sleepy to function. All...


We're ok here. And just this hour got word that Jane is out of surgery and will be home today. We didn't get too badly hit by the weather, but my second vaccination had to be postponed because of the weather delaying planes---as in, they didn't want to ship during the...

All clear—my regular oncology doc shoved me out the door…

...until May, saying all the bloodwork looked good; and my GI doc set me up for a year from January. So we're doing great. I'm still having finger and foot pain from the chemo, but the doc handed me something that might help. We'll see. It may go away over time. At...

Tested clean.

The follow-up to the last colonoscopy (3 in the last 365 days, not to mention abdominal surgery) reports the latest biopsy is clear. No problem. Jane and I are, yes, happy! I've been so often in that clinic this year I'm about to demand a brass plaque.Not to mention...

Doing pretty well—repaired the instant hot water in the kitchen..

Between us, Jane and I can lift, plumb, kneel, shove, and whatnot----and we replaced the kitchen water heater. Which is pretty good for a new hip and coming off chemo. We're being thankful this year for being here in one piece and making progress. Which in 2020, is a...

Jane’s Doing Fine

Mostly incision pain. She's moving about pretty well, but relying on the walker to avoid thoughtless twists and other bodily moves that could tweak abused muscle. The only muscle incision is vertical, but there is 'retraction', which is not a gentle process. She's...


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CJ making final editing pass.

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Alliance Rising

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Alliance-Union History

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